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Jamescita Peshlakai

Candidate for Arizona House in Legislative District 7
Phone: (928) 606-4998
Email: [email protected]
Mail: PO Box 344, Cameron, AZ 86020.

Name pronunciation: PESH-la-ky

Age: 44. (02/09/68, Tuba City, AZ).

Arizona since: Birth..

Occupation: Lead coordinator, Navajo Traditional Agricultural, Developing Innovations in Navajo Education, Inc., since 2008; director, Workforce Investment Act program, Native Americans for Community Action, Inc., 2004-2007; outreach coordinator, NAU, Education Opportunity Centers, 1998-2000; U.S. Army, 1989-1997; Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991.

Marital: Divorced.

Children: 2.

Religious preference: Traditional Navajo.

Education: M.S., educational psychology, NAU, 2004; B.S., history and philosophy, NAU, 1997.

Political experience: Candidate for Coconino County Board of Supervisors, 2008.

Memberships: U.S. DOE, financial aid professional; director, U.S. DOL, Workforce Investment Act.

Interests: Family education and agriculture.

Political influence: Democrats throughout history; JFK, Clinton, Obama.

Job creation measures: Education and public service infrastructure work.

Top Issues: Infrastructure development and veterans services.

Prop 100 sales tax extension: Favor extension.

Illegal immigration: Advocate for in-depth review and moral approach.

Background & experience: I am an ordinary LD citizen with education, work and life experience that includes being a Native American woman, mother, combat war veteran, and public, private and not-for profit work experience that has been successful and motivating. I am traditional Navajo, bilingual and world traveled.

Pro-life / pro-choice: I believe every person is responsible for their bodies and procreation. I will not judge another.

One last thing: I am a hard-working and compassionate person that would like to analyze all sides of an issue. I also am dedicated to completing what I start.

Campaign finance: private.

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